Jake’s Story: The Gift of Learning to See a Student in their Fullest Potential


Many schools engage in the practice of “passing on” students to the next teacher. Generally this involves a child’s current teacher providing next year’s teacher with insights about a child’s strengths, challenges, friendships, triggers, and so on. When this process does not occur formally, teachers informally discuss students. This sharing of information can be important … Continue reading Jake’s Story: The Gift of Learning to See a Student in their Fullest Potential

The Presence of Care


Care is all around. Learning to open to and receive care empowers us to extend care to others. In this TEDx talk, Brooke D. Lavelle highlights ways for strengthening our natural capacity for care and compassion.

Is There a Place for “Inner Work” in the Education Community?


“Teaching is personal. You have to put yourself out there. You have to confront who you are on a daily basis.” These are words that I have used when mentoring student teachers. But, just like telling children to “pay attention” and then providing them with no strategies, the teaching profession—or at least this teaching professional (until recently)—hasn’t offered much … Continue reading Is There a Place for “Inner Work” in the Education Community?